Horses and Horsemanship

Horses and Horsemanship

by Paula Rodenas, Paula Roderos
     
 

Illustrated with more than 100 breathtaking color photos and dozens of diagrams and drawings, this updated edition of The Random House Book of Horses and Horsemanship is packed with information about the equestrian world. Rodenas also covers subjects of particular interest to young readers, such as Pony Club, 4-H, and Scouting. See more details below

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Illustrated with more than 100 breathtaking color photos and dozens of diagrams and drawings, this updated edition of The Random House Book of Horses and Horsemanship is packed with information about the equestrian world. Rodenas also covers subjects of particular interest to young readers, such as Pony Club, 4-H, and Scouting.

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Gr 5 Up-- Dozens of appealing full-color photographs invite readers to browse through this oversized volume. Rodenas covers the natural history, breeds, care, riding, equestrian sports, and humane treatment of horses in her text and accompanying photo captions, drawings, and diagrams. First-person narratives by expert horsepeople enliven the facts. The wide range of topics leads to uneven coverage and lack of focus; the information wavers across several audiences, simplistic in some segments, sophisticated in others. Detailed description of modern horse breeding is included, yet activities of interest to young riders, such as training and riding horses, is briefly summarized. Saddlery discussions range from basics to more complex explanations using terms that will be unfamiliar to novices. Most are defined in context, although some are mentioned first and explained later. The horse-wise will catch at least five factual errors, and Western riders will be dissatisfied with the token coverage of their sport. An appended list of associations omits the American Paint Horse Association, representing one of the top three Western breeds. This title is superior to Harold Roth's Big Book of Horses (Putnam, 1987), and supplements information in Marguerite Henry's All about Horses (Random, 1962). --Charlene Strickland, formerly at Albuquerque Public Library , NM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679887263
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/15/1997
Series:
Random House Riders Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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